District administrations issue COVID-19 advisories

District administrations issue COVID-19 advisories
Random testing being conducted in Longleng.
DIMAPUR: | Publish Date: 5/14/2021 1:51:09 PM IST

District administrations have been issuing COVID-19 advisories and sealing of buildings while civil society organisations (CSOs) have been issuing directives to public under their respective jurisdictions. Meanwhile, medical department has also been conducting random sample testing in order to stop further community spread. 

Longleng: Medical department under the purview of DTF Longleng carries out random sample testing at Longleng town by on May 11 and 12. The sample testing was conducted on persons in high risk groups such as Shopkeepers, Restaurant/Hotels, Coolie/day labourers, vehicles/ workshops, bus/taxis operator/drivers and pharmacies.

According to DIPR report, 80 random samples were tested out of which, eight were tested positive. In this regard, medical advisories were provided to the individuals who tested positive.

Further it was informed to the general public to contact DTF Longleng helpline at 7630968122 for any COVID-19 and lockdown related information.

Meanwhile, in view of the detection of COVID-19 positive case at DC’s office, Longleng, office building has been declared as sealed area for a period of 48 hours with immediate effect in order to control and contain the spread of the disease/infection and for necessary contact tracing.

All movement of persons in the sealed area has been strictly prohibited and would remain under strict surveillance with immediate effect till further notice.

Dimapur: DC & DDMA chairman Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan has ordered the unsealing of development authority of Nagaland (DAN), Mahindra truck and bus division office Chabou and Co at 6th mile, near Sovima village gate Chümoukedima, state bank of India (SBI) main branch (72) and SBI regional business office, super market complex from the date of issuing this order. The DC informed that the buildings/locations were unsealed after sanitisation and following all precautionary measures as per the government guidelines.

Noklak: SDO (C) Thonoknyu, Noklak, Longdiba L Sangtam has issued the guidelines.

According to DIPR report, movement of persons from the villages to Thonoknyu town would be strictly regulated and monitored by respective village councils.

Person with genuine work/medical emergency would be permitted to visit Thonoknyu town after acquiring necessary permit/permission from respective village head GB; movement of vehicles to town is restricted except for essential services and medical emergencies with permission from respective village head GB.

Shops would be opened from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. during the lockdown period.

Zunheboto: In view of the detection of COVID-19 positive case, ADC Pughoboto, Thungchanbemo Tungoe has ordered the sealing of police quarter no.2/03 at Phaphaghu colony, Pughoboto with immediate effect.

During the sealing period, all movement of persons within the sealed area is strictly prohibited.

Mon: In order to take effective measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, SDO Monyakshu, Tsidi has ordered the sealing of house no. 50, Monyakshu town, till further orders.

Wokha: Block task force (BTF) on COVID-19, Bhandari sub-division, held an emergency meeting on May 13 at ADC’s conference hall, Bhandari. The meeting was held to step up measures to contain the pandemic at the inter-state bordering the sub-division and beyond.

According to DIPR report, the meeting was chaired by ADC, Bhandari and chairman BTF Tiameren Chang who reviewed the strength of delivering COVID-19 services to the public and also its preparedness.

In the meeting, ADC expressed the need to establish more Covid Care centres (CCC) besides the five bedded centre which was already established at CHC Bhandari, observing that more positive cases could be anticipated in the block. The house resolved to earmark Amnesty Centre near Bhandari village, BM rest house Merapani (Marachü) and Eloe Hoho Office building Bhandari, for setting up care centres for which, SDO(C) Bhandari, Sulanthung Lotha was entrusted to verify the buildings for feasibility.

The house also discussed on random testing for COVID-19 at Bhandari and Merapani village (Marachü Yan) and decided that shopkeepers would be tested first after completion of contact tracing by competent medical teams who would be provided mobile vehicle for sample collection.

It was decided that the police, dobashis and student bodies would volunteer in assisting the medical team for smooth random test drive.

Further, it was informed that they would also ensure strict adherence to the practice of COVID-19 SOPs.

PPVC: Maintaining the government directive for enforcement of seven-day lockdown, Padum Pukhuri Village Council (PPVC) has resolved to “strengthen its modalities to implement 72 hours blanket lockdown” within the village jurisdiction.

In a press release, PPVC chairman Aheto Yeputhomi and secretary Anpothung Yanthan stated that this was necessitated in order to break the chain of the “dreaded atmosphere”.

PPVC has therefore appealed to all concerned for cooperation and to follow the guidelines for the welfare of all.

PPVC informed that all kinds of business establishments including saloon, vegetable and fruit vendors, etc, would be completely closed except medical shop from 6 p.m. on May 14 till 6 a.m. on May 17 within the village jurisdiction.

The council informed that movement of vehicles including passenger auto would be off road except those on exempted duties.

Outsiders would not be allowed to enter the village including construction workers within the given period and unnecessary movement of public would also be strictly checked, PPVC informed.

Further, the council has appealed to all for cooperation in fighting against the pandemic.

NYA: In view of the total lockdown starting from May 14- 21, Naharbari Youth Association (NYA) president Vezhokho Lohe and media cell Kewepelo Mero have  urged residents of Naharbari village and shopkeepers to cooperate and strictly adhere to the SOPs to fight together against COVID.

PVYO: Phiro Village Youth Organisation (PVYO) has imposed restrictions on movement/travelling of public and private vehicles during the lockdown.

In a press release, PVYO through its president Nchumthung and general secretary Tsenlamo Tungu has appealed to the villagers residing within and outside the state to avoid travelling unless necessary and unavoidable.

The organisation also notified that picnic, party and “all kinds of merry-making” would not be entertained under its jurisdiction. Any person or group violating the notice would be doing so at his/her own risk.

Wholesalers permitted to open in Kohima

DC Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie has informed that wholesalers in BOC, supermarket and high school area would be permitted to open from 6 a.m. to 12 noon in order to maintain the supply chain to the shops in colonies/wards and villages.

Meanwhile, Kohima DTF on COVID-19 has informed all that strict enforcement of total lockdown measures would be imposed in the district from May 14 to 21. During the DTF meeting, advisor for technical education and election, Medo Yhokha called upon all to extend their cooperation for the successful implementation of the total lockdown.Yokha said that many new challenges may come, but everyone should face them with wisdom and react to the situation accordingly. 

According to DIPR report, with regard to movement of vehicle and person, “DC informed that issue of permit system has been put in place to entertain unavailable cases to ensure for effective implementation and enforcement of the lockdown measures”.

On agriculture and allied activities, for people crossing the town areas, DTF informed that they could obtain certain certification from concerned village authority for their movement. 

On movement of labourers, wards and colony authorities have been asked to ensure that the labourers do not move out from the state as they had been allowed to work for their daily wages.  The meeting also requested All Kohima Municipal Wards and Panchayats (AKMWP) to curtail non-essential movements in their respective colonies/wards.


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